Saturday, 25 June 2011

A Heavenly Read

A dreamy Scottish hero, a feisty modern heroine and a paranormal twist. I’m talking about Cyndi Tefft’s debut novel, BETWEEN.

Lyndsey Waters finds herself at the gates of heaven, but that’s not what’s making her knees quiver. It's because her grim reaper comes in the shape of bonny Aidan MacRae, a Scotsman from the eighteenth century. It’s definitely lust at first sight. But this quickly transforms into something deeper as they are given the opportunity to share glimpses of each other’s lives.

The story has a well-paced balance of humour and pathos as we are taken on an emotional journey through the main characters’ memories of Scotland, Paris and Seattle. At one point, I thought this was going to be the main thrust of the story, but Cyndi Tefft manages to pack a few more surprises into this engaging tale.

There are strong themes of faith and family weaving throughout the novel and these fit in perfectly with the story. There's also a smattering of steaminess, but I'd say it's still a suitable read for young adults. Lindsay is a charming, funny, sympathetic main character and I’m looking forward to reading more about her in the sequel when it’s released!

Between is available to buy now:
Ebook: Smashwords, Apple
Print and ebook: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

You can discover more about Cyndi Tefft here: Her BlogFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, and LibraryThing.